Aberdeenshire painter Allan Lawson was educated at Gray's School of Art and Hospitalfield College. In a long career he has had works acquired by many private and public collections including the National Gallery of Modern Art.
This new series of paintings is in essence a thought provoking and original slant on landscape in which he proposes a dialogue between sentinel scarecrows and discarded farm implements set in a Northeast rural context.
Lawson's delight in complexity of composition and his singularly personal use of colour combine in this most imaginative body of work, at times akin to cubism and collage, at time, particularly in the dreamscapes he alludes to surrealism, the work always enhanced by subtle brushwork and energised by painterly brio.
This exhibition is included in the Duff House admission price.